Increasing Need For Better Cyber Security Strategies During Covid-19 Pandemic
With more and more companies and business ventures shifting entirely to the online platform it is necessary to setup efficient and sufficient safety features that safeguard these live virtual infrastructure so as to not jeopardize the company’s sensitive data.
The majority of IT companies and different service providers have incorporated work from home regime which has inundated a massive increase in these cyber-attacks to take advantage of the situation. In this situation of unrest and technological dysmorphia, it’s important to have your hands on all the available resources that can strengthen your virtual gates and keep the protocols up and running.
It Doesn’t Matter If There’s Anything To Gain
These cyber-attacks are more often than not just in place to disrupt a usual work flow on online systems. At times these are done just out of spite or to gain momentary fame. But either way, no matter the size of their efforts, they excavate the sensitized data from your system which can then be used against you or even to exploit your customers. One minor abnormality in you system and it can potentially undo all the progress you’ve made over a large course of time.
WFH May Make Things Worse
With most of the jobs and services incorporating work from home, it is difficult to keep an eye on all the end point devices that continuously access your corporate network. It results in formation of various loop holes which can be used to exploit and gain access to your systems. Reports suggest that these 4 months of lockdown has seen a 500% increase in malwares and phishing attacks that have been both, directed towards main feeds and end point devices.
ECommerce Portal Glitches
Majority of our transaction had shifted online due to the level of ease it provided and now it has been a diligent comrade in ensuring e-business continuous to sustain the economy. The malpractices and coy techniques used by these hackers also target these transaction portals to phish out money and credentials from an ecommerce data base. Also developing of fake websites that carry out scams in the shade of other brand names are also one of the reasons your brand may lose its credibility. It is an undeniable fact that even when the dust settles on this pandemic, things may not roll back exactly how they used to be so incorporating these systems is not a question of why but of when.
What Can Be Done?
Understanding the working and communicative protocols on these live systems is the most important step in realizing what needs to be implemented and what are the priorities. Demarcations of all the assets and resources and ensuring they are regularly and thoroughly scanned with exhaustive security solutions A hands on control systems that overlooks the entire network can ensure that the timeline of each process is in sync with its health. A robust and continuously updating tech that is governed by a stringent team of professionals to keep you one step ahead of what these cyber attackers can plan.
The amount of ecommerce business and online traffic is bound to increase and not the other way around. This makes it imperative for your brand to inculcate best of the resources and strategies around safeguarding your systems if you wish to stay in the digital landscape for the long haul. Demarcating a centralized online headquarters for your virtual infrastructure and supplementing it with adequate systems and solutions will make your work simpler and succinct. It will detect any kind of abnormalities in the network and make sure your data flows and stays where it is supposed to.
In order to know more, reach out to Iraitech's Cyber Security team and see how you can improve the security posture of your network or your organization.
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